Fired Anchor Larry Conners Complains of ‘Non-Compete’ Clause

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – He may have been kicked off the airwaves but that’s done very little to silence former KMOV anchor Larry Conners.

In May, Conners claims KMOV and parent company Belo Corp. said they would like to settle issues related to Conners’ termination. The longtime anchor was fired May 22 following Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service.

On June 3, lawyers from the two sides met. Taking to Facebook again on Sunday, Conners revealed his former employer’s response to what he considered a “reasonable” settlement offer.

Conners claims KMOV answered with a resounding “no” to his request for a cash settlement and they reconfirmed that he cannot work in St. Louis broadcasting for a full year. So-called “non-compete” clauses are common for television and radio personalities though they are banned in some states.

Conners called the move “baffling” and says it is keeping him from providing for his family in his chosen line of work, something he wouldn’t do to his worst enemy.

“Why would any human being want to keep someone from earning a living to support his/her family?” Conners asked in the post.

Lawyers for Conners filed an injunction Friday.

 

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